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Common myths about lower back pain everyone should know

Lower back pain is the greatest source of global disability. It is ahead of nearly 300 other conditions, leading to huge levels of health care...

This common painkiller could cause liver failure

Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United...
It is time to rethink post-surgery painkillers

It is time to rethink post-surgery painkillers

Experts recommend surgeons consider cutting back on the number of take-home opioid pills prescribed to patients post surgery. The suggestion bolsters federal guidelines that advise primary...

This common painkiller cannot ease chronic pain after injury

A common painkiller isn’t effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury—but shows promise in relieving pain that may...

Migraine can be treated without medicine

By slightly changing the body's own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it...
Managing chronic pain- Moving beyond opioids

Managing chronic pain: Moving beyond opioids

Most people experience some kind of pain during their lives. Pain serves an important purpose: it warns the body when it’s in danger. Think of...
Common painkillers have serious side effects and could harm the heart

Common painkillers have serious side effects and could harm the heart

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are commonly used as inflammation blockers worldwide. However, recent clinical data show these painkillers can have serious side effects that...

Opioid overdoses strongly linked to depression

The link between mental health disorders and substance abuse is well-documented. Nearly one in 12 adults in the U.S is depressed, and opioid-related deaths...
Nonaddictive drug compound could replace opioids for chronic pain sufferers

Nonaddictive drug compound could replace opioids for chronic pain sufferers

A new nonaddictive drug compound discovered by Purdue University researchers could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need to rely on...

How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure

With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated. Data on...